The Preserve Academy

The Preserve Academy, located at The Sporting Shoppe & Range at The Preserve, offers a wide curriculum of firearms safety and tactical training classes taught by NRA Certified Instructors. With patience, dedication, and over 25 years of law enforcement experience, our instructors pride themselves in teaching firearms safety and shooting skills to participants of all skill levels from the novice to the expert.

We pride ourselves in teaching firearm safety and shooting skills to both beginners and professionals. Come learn in a comfortable environment with experienced instructors who are patient, dedicated and knowledgeable in all aspects of firearms instruction.

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Calendar

Apr 09
Introduction to Low Light Pistol Shooting (100)

According to the FBI, a majority of shootings occur in low light conditions yet a majority of firearms training is conducted in daylight conditions. Here is an opportunity to bring your training to the next level and add new skills to your firearms training. We cover the physiology of vision in reduced light, target identification, […]

Apr 18
Ladies Pistol (101)

Sorry guys, this one is for ladies only! This six (6) hour class builds on Ladies Pistol 100.  We do a review of grip, stance, and basic shooting skills, and then it’s off to the range for live fire. We cover basic shooting skills but work on reloading your gun and clearing a phase one […]

Apr 23
Ready, set, DRAW!

This class teaches the proper drawing technique from a holster, holstering, shooting drills, shoot/no shoot situations, verbal commands, and more. We also examine a variety of holsters; carry positions, firearms selection, and a brief overview of drawing from concealment. For the law-abiding citizen, it can be a challenge to learn the proper draw then have […]

Apr 26
NRA Basic Pistol Class

This course combines classroom and range time learning to shoot revolvers and semi-automatic pistols. Students learn NRA’s rules for safe gun handling, pistol parts and operation, ammunition, shooting fundamentals; range rules; shooting positions, cleaning the pistol, and continued opportunities for skill development. This is the perfect class if you have never fired a gun or […]

Apr 30
Rhode Island & Massachusetts LTC & Qualification Class

This four (4) hour class will help you accomplish a number of objectives. We will conduct the NRA Home Firearm Safety Course which is accepted by the State of Massachusetts for a License to Carry. You will also be able to shoot the Rhode Island Army L course which is required by the State of […]

May 02
Ladies Beginner Pistol (100)

Sorry guys, this one is for ladies only! This four (4) hour class covers firearm safety and shooting fundamentals in the classroom and then it’s off to the range. We cover grip, stance, ready positions, loading, unloading, shooting drills, and more all at a controlled and comfortable pace designed for the new shooter. This is […]

May 09
NRA Pistol Instructor 2 Day Course

This is a two day class that covers Basic Instructor Training (BIT) on day one and NRA Pistol Instructor Training on day two. Here is your chance to be an NRA Instructor! With completion of this class, you may conduct a NRA Basic Pistol Class meeting the requirements of Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Florida concealed carry […]

May 12
Utah Non-resident 30 State Concealed Carry

This course is conducted in the classroom and covers firearm safety, shooting fundamentals, stance, firearm malfunctions, loading and unloading revolvers and semi-automatics handguns, Utah law, and more! This class is an easy start to get your concealed carry permit in 30 states. While this permit does not guarantee you a permit in RI, MA, or […]

May 30
Home Firearm Safety Instructor Course

This is another first-time course for us so take advantage of the opportunity to become an NRA Home Firearm Safety Instructor! After completion of this course, you can teach the NRA Home Firearm Safety course AND it is accepted by the state of Massachusetts for License to Carry applications if you are a MA Basic […]

May 31
NRA Personal Protection in the Home Instructor course

This is the first time we have offered this course. After completion of this course, you will be able to teach the NRA Personal Protection in the Home course. It isn’t easy to get this instructor certificate and it is rarely offered in Rhode Island, but here is your chance to achieve this high-level certification. […]

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